Dallas Stars Sign Emil Djuse on Entry-Level Deal, Likely a Texas Player

The Dallas Stars announced this morning that they have signed left-handed defenseman Emil Djuse on a one-year entry-level contract. Djuse is already 25, thus the one-year ELC. He played the past three seasons with Skelleftea AIK in Sweden.

Based on blue line depth in Dallas and his experience level, I would expect to see him in Cedar Park in the fall.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Emil Djuse to a one-year, entry-level contract.

Djuse, 25, spent the 2018-19 season with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Elite League. He registered 21 points (3-18=21) in 50 games, recording career-highs in points (21) and assists (18). In three seasons with the club, Djuse skated in 149 games and amassed 56 points (13-43=56) with 136 penalty minutes. The blueliner qualified for the postseason in all three campaigns with Skelleftea and has posted four assists (0-4=4) in 20 postseason contests.

Prior to his time with Skelleftea, Djuse spent two seasons with MODO (2014-15, 2015-16) and two seasons with Frolunda (2013-14, 2014-15). The defenseman registered 85 points (21-64=85) and 158 penalty minutes in 252 career Swedish Elite League games over seven seasons.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Ostersund, Sweden helped his country earn a silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship in Russia, skating in six games and tallying two points (1-1=2).